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Ancient meets ultra-modern - Tokyo history experience
Cultural 3 hours

Ancient meets ultra-modern - Tokyo history experience

Pre-war yokocho, futuristic skyscrapers and an ancient tea ceremony. It’s all about contrast.

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3 hours

From $38.13  USD per person (based on 8 adults)

  • (4)
  • From $38.13 USD pp (based on 8 adults)

  • Private & 100% personalized tour

  • 3 hours

  • Walking Tour

  • Hosted in English (On request: Arabic, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish)

You’ll join one of our local Tokyo hosts to decipher the history of this futuristic city together - it had to start somewhere, right?

Akihabara or Shinjuku might make you feel like you’ve skipped 100 years into the future, but there are still historic neighborhoods which contain relics of days gone by.

Whether you want to go really far back (we’re talking ancient) and discover the most historic shrines and temples, or your vibe is more a pre-war yokocho (alleyway) where you can get a feel for the old Tokyo, all you need to do is let us know.

From buildings that capture the different Japanese imperial eras to alleys dotted with traditional tea-houses, Tokyo’s cultural history is rich.

Marvel at neighborhoods, like Koenji, which are all but untouched by Japan’s 1980s boom of modernity, whilst confronting sleek, towering skyscrapers around the very next corner.

Tokyo combines extremes in an effortless embrace, and your host can’t wait to show you how this extraordinary coexistence is exactly what makes their city so special!

    • Discover Tokyo’s heritage with a host eager to share their city’s history and cultural influences
    • Learn more about the periods of Japan’s history that fascinate you, or let your host share with you what they think are unique moments in history
    • Discover hidden historic spots and hear stories from locals that you wouldn't find in a guidebook - those things are heavy anyway
    • See how traditional heritage still plays an important role in modern Japan
    • Get recommendations from your host for other historic areas to visit during your stay in Tokyo
    • This experience will be personalized to you!
    • What’s included
    • Private and personalized experience
    • 3 hours with a host
    • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
    • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)
    • What’s not included
    • Food and drink
    • Tickets to any attractions
    • Transportation costs
    • Gratuities (optional)
  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

  • Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

    COVID-19 Flexible Policy: you can cancel for free up to a day before the experience and receive a full refund.

Meet our locals in

We will match you to the local host best suited to your requirements specified in our lovely post-booking questionnaire

How it works

  • 1
    Tell us about you! Once you book, fill in a quick questionnaire and tell us what you’d like from your experience.
    Tell us about you!
  • 2
    We introduce you to your perfect local Build your perfect tour and experience together
    We match you with a host
  • 3
    The best part! Experience the city like you would with a knowledgeable friend living there
    The best part!

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